new toy for the grill

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chrish, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    so now ive got to try this beer can chicken

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  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I wonder how it'd taste if you threw garlic cloves in the beer?
     
  3. I can tell ya from usin' 'em, they work great! Only thing is, I dunno if ya really need the beer cans with the water pan. I never did taste any beer flavor, (that I could recognize), even with the beer in such close proximity to the meat! Mebbe something stronger? Wine, peach schnapps, etc.?

    In fact, since I really like my chickens sitting upright in the smoker, I'm gonna experiment a bit, see if I can use my beer can stands without the can. Lets the smoke get into the innards of the chicken. That and mebbe some higher alcohol content, concentrated liquids in the beer can....
     
  4. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gee! now they have twins ... next they will have a six pack! [​IMG]
     
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I tried it without the beer and It works well but they pretty uch stand up alone if you cut the tails off.
     
  6. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The last beer can chicken I cooked I used 1/2 a can of V8 Juice. Turned out very good.
     
  7. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a double, stainless. Got it at Cabela's 2-3 years ago. Works great!
     
  8. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    I noticed right after i posted i had this in the wrong section should have been under grills but anyway.
    I just noticed tonight 3 of these would fit side by side on this grill, (6 chickens at once) gives me a few ideas.

    Crushed Garlic in the can would give off a good taste Deb

    i got a bottle of infused V-8 with orange juice a that is really good, might just try that and one with some garlic in it (if i have any on hand that is) i need to check now[​IMG]
     
  9. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You're gonna love that rack! I bought a couple of single racks awhile back and did the 1/2 can of beer, adding the same rub I used on the chicken... they turned out great! You really don't get a beer flavor, at least I didn't. The can of liquid just seems to help keep the chix moist.
     
  10. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Along with the garlic, try herbs like (your gonna love this one).............ready

    parsley, sage, rosemary, or thyme............ [​IMG] groan.......

    No really, any of those in the beer can works great.
     
  11. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    those being aromatic herbs i can see why they would work, but i dont have fresh herbs, i should start growing my own with those herb kits.

    from what ive read here and other forums so far you need something airomatic in the can or you really wont taste anything, V-8 and fruit juice may stand a better chance say over a cola to adding flavor to a chicken.
    One show AB did he made his rub into a paste and put "under" the skin of a bird and i cant remember what he was making now but i could make a thinner paste and use my injector and put it under the skin and then push it around with my hand by rubbing the skin, might try one that way.
     
  12. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At times I dont have the fresh ones, but the dried ones work almost just as well. I highly recommend it!
     
  13. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds like Jamaican jerk seasoning ..mon! It is quite hot! [​IMG]
     
  14. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    first pic

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  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Chrish -

    They usually sell fresh herbs in the produce sections of grocery stores.

    Chopped herbs and garlic work good in the water pan, I wonder if it would be better in the beer can? The beer doesn't do much.
     
  16. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    thats what i meant really putting the herbs into the can, might even be able to mix your own juice, herbs and spices and boil it for a few min and then put it into the can,

    i used the pepsi summer mix tropical fruit flavor

    some of the skin jumped off into my hand[​IMG]

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    and now ive got it moved over for more indirect heat (with the hood down)
     
  17. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! ... looks like you almost lost a breast there ... might have to hog tie that little yard bird ... [​IMG]
     
  18. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    Now it does squeezy[​IMG]

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    man this chicken is really good!!!!
     
  19. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What kind of wood did you use?

    You can tell how juicy it is from the picture ... good stuff!
     
  20. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mmmmmm, that chicken looks gooood! Any leftovers? [​IMG]
     

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